Communities in Michigan have suffered enough. Collective bargaining is a fundamental right that we must preserve for future generations. It works and it is time we allow it to work for more Michiganders.
If Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are elected on Tuesday, they will turn back the clock on progress in America. If they are allowed to do so by a Republican House and Senate, they would return us to a time we could scarcely imagine.
Proposal 2 to protect collective bargaining rights for public sector employees is not a one-sided worker argument. Passage of Proposal 2 provides the mechanism for public sector workers to protect their professional training from getting cut.
People have always collected in ways to make life easier, freer and more prosperous. People unite against unequal treatment, or for the advancement of a common value. Collective bargaining is a natural advancement of the modern person.
Collective bargaining has made my family's American dream come to fruition and made Detroit a world power. Proposal 2 will allow the American dream to continue. The Detroit Free Press, however, has rallied against collective bargaining.
The decline of the middle class was a result, in part, of public policy choices. Today's downward mobility can only be reversed by a range of new choices consciously aimed at helping working Americans regain their financial footing.